State Secretary for European Affairs

8. 3. 2019 13:12

Milena Hrdinková

state secretary for european affairs

Milena Hrdinková

Personal details

Milena Hrdinková was born on 25 June 1974 in Brandýs nad Labem.

Education                                      

Ms Hrdinková holds a law degree from Charles University in Prague where she studied from 1993 to 1998.

 

Career and public service

Ms Hrdinková has been actively involved in international relations and EU affairs during her entire career. She has represented the Czech Republic in EU institutions such as ECOFIN and other international bodies; she had also worked on implementing EU law into the Czech legislation prior to the Czech Republic’s accession to the EU, served as a national expert in the European Commission, and chaired an EU Council’s working group during the Czech presidency of the EU. Until January 2019, she had been employed at the Ministry of Finance where she held expert and managerial positions such as department director at the Office of the Minister of Finance and advisor of the Deputy Minister of Finance for Taxes and Customs, and she had also directed the International Relations and Financial Markets section. She specialises in fiscal relations and development assistance and she has served as an external expert for the International Monetary Fund. She also occasionally teaches at the University of Economics in Prague.

Languages

Ms Hrdinková fluently speaks English and understands French and Russian.

Priorities:

“I understand the priorities of my role as the deputy tasked with directing the Section for European Affairs in several ways:

  • Primarily, my role is to guarantee excellent administrative support for the Prime Minister in his role of the Czech Republic’s highest representative in EU institutions and as a member of the European Council.
     
  • We need to maintain good and productive relations with our counterparts in other EU member states and EU institutions.
     
  • I will co-operate with the individual Ministries to co-ordinate overlapping responsibilities in order to ensure that Czech Republic’s position is always harmonised, consistent and clear.
     
  • Also important are my responsibilities in the area of public communication about European affairs. I would like to contribute to the people’s understanding that the EU is an extraordinary project that we are honoured to participate in and whose success we must support with our work.

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